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Hillary Clinton Rocks The Kochs By Announcing Support For Overturning Citizens United

In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2014, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at Georgetown University in Washington. In 2002, then-Sen. Clinton took a vote in favor of the Iraq war that would come to haunt her presidential prospects. Now, a new generation of senators weighing White House bids _ Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz _ will have to make a similar choice about President Barack Obama’s use of force request. Clinton, too, will face questions about her position on Obama’s proposal, but this time has the advantage of avoiding an actual vote on the Senate floor.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2014, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Politicus USA) – At a campaign event in Iowa today, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came out in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

During a roundtable with students in Iowa, Clinton said:

I want to be the champion who goes to bat for Americans in four big areas, four big fights that I think we have to take on because there are those who don’t agree with what I think we should be doing, and they’re pretty powerful forces.

We need build the economy of tomorrow, not yesterday. We need to strengthen families and communities because that’s where it all starts. We need to fix our dysfunctional political system, and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment, and we need to protect our country from the threats that we see and the ones that are on the horizon.

Clinton’s answer represents a strengthening of her position against Citizens United. Last year, she answered a question on Citizens United by saying, “I would consider supporting an amendment among these lines that would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen’s United decision.”

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